Chapter-a-Day Ephesians 1

It’s in Christ that we find
out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard
of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us
for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in
everything and everyone
. Ephesians 1:11-12 (TM)

I was in high school when I first believed (over 25 years ago! yikes!), but I can still remember the overwhelming feeling of insecurity that came with not having any purpose in life. Even as a child it nagged me. "What is this all about?" and "Why am I here?". I can still remember feeling so depressed when one of my teachers laughed and confidently told my class that there was no purpose. We were a cosmic coincidence and there was no reason for our existence.

But then I heard and believed. I still remember the song that was playing…
I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back. No turning back.

I never did turn back. The purpose-less-ness I used to feel has never returned. Sure, life has taken its twists and turns and had plenty of ups and downs. But since that day it has never lost the purpose. I’m following Jesus

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